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14870 Space Center Blvd Ste LHouston, TX 77062
TLC is the best! I have been going there for many years with multiple pets and they are wonderful. The staff is professional and kind, they treat your pets as if they were their own. They are always willing to help, even with just a question over the phone. I can't imagine bringing my pets anywh…
9321 Katy FwyHouston, TX 77024
Absolutely the BEST & ONLY veterinary to use for your furry loved ones in all of Harris County!!! Dr. Bill Haglund, DVM is extraordinary and the very best. His staff of 3 incredibly caring, professional & knowledgeable includes Melissa, Kim & Maria. Dr. Haglund and his team care about each and e…
3325 Fondren RdHouston, TX 77063
From Business: Fondren Animal Hospital is family-owned and -operated. Dr. Leo Ford and his wife, Nikki, have run the clinic for over 25 years. Dr. Ford graduated from Purdue University in 1977 and began practicing in Houston that same year. He left Houston in 1981 and practiced in rural Indiana, rural Colorado, and San Antonio, Texas bef…
5415 West Loop SHouston, TX 77081
From Business: Banfield Pet Hospital® - Our veterinarians are proud to partner with you to proactively monitor the health and wellness of the pets you love. From thorough physical exams and lab work-ups, to dental cleanings, X-rays and surgery, our full-service pet hospital is committed to the long-term health of your pet. Let us show yo…
2030 W Alabama StHouston, TX 77098
From Business: West Alabama Animal Clinic is a small-animal veterinary clinic focused on preventative medicine for your pets. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. You and your pets are a very important part of our practice. We appre…
6213 Bellaire BlvdHouston, TX 77081
Dr Mark Peckham is simply the BEST doctor in the world. He has treated successfully several of my dogs. He is committed to providing the best care available to date. The extensive surgery he performed on my dog left absolutely no scars and would frankly put most human plastic surgeons to shame. …
1314 Woodhead StHouston, TX 77019
My German Shepherd, Laila required surgery on her left knee and Dr. Murray was amazing. The initial first few days were hard on the recovery, but it has been 4 months now and my dog is almost back to normal. Dr. Murray was referred by another Vet as being the best in knee surgery and I am conv…
10109 Long Point RdHouston, TX 77043
This clinic is very good as long as you DO NOT see Dr. Glass. I saw him for the first time several years ago and he was completly rude. Recently my cat was sick, so I made a "first available" appointment which happend to be with him. He was awful again and despite the fact that my cat …
15606 Ridge Park DrHouston, TX 77095
This is the most caring veterinary and professional you could find anywhere in the world. They are compassionate, educated and focused on the care of our loved companions. Because they are not corporately owned, like many of the clinics in our area, they are focused on care and less on generatin…
1236 Brittmoore RdHouston, TX 77043
From Business: We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with local practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery sute, in-house x-ray capabilities, a closely super…
12633 Whittington DrHouston, TX 77077
After taking my cat to other places and him not getting better after 2 and a half months I decided to try out VCA animal hospital. My cat barely ate and kept vomiting. I couldn't make him eat and he lost over 7 pounds. I was terrified for his life and felt like no one could help me. When Dr. Trl…
10331 Gulf FwyHouston, TX 77034
From Business: The team at VCA Animal Emergency Hospital Southeast is dedicated veterinarians, technicians and support personnel specially trained in emergency medicine, and are on staff to care for your pet. Along with emergency care, we provide support services to assist your veterinarian in providing you with the best in veterinary me…
704 Wilcrest DrHouston, TX 77042
I've had my dog since she was 2 weeks old. She's been vaccinated and well cared for from the very beginning. A couple of years ago she showed up positive for heartworms. They took full control of the situation, faxing all necessary documents proving that she had been on Heartguard and handled…
2211 Fm 1960 RdHouston, TX 77073
Dr. French and Dr. Hilledebrandt are fantastic. They love the animals and work with them. Each and everytime we have been there it has been a great experience. Even in times when our dogs were hurt. Can't say enough good stuff about them.
9570 Jones RdHouston, TX 77065
Before going here, you really have to decide if you want to deal with a revolving number of vets & vet techs. The owner of this clinic can't seem to keep the same people for more than a year or so. Makes you wonder why. I've had good, bad & mediocre service here depending on who's on call. The o…
12202 Bammel North Houston RdHouston, TX 77066
We love Dr. Marshall and her hospital. She and her staff are always there for our pets. She is the most knowledgeable and service oriented doctor we've worked with. She is always up to date on the latest medicine and clinical techniques for our pets. Our pets have had some of the most critical i…
9570 Jones RdHouston, TX 77065
From Business: Animal Hospital has two locations to better serve our pet communities. One, located in the prestigious Steeplechase Area on Jones Rd and the other in the thriving Northwest 249 Corridor off Louetta. Out goal is to serve patients all over Houston, Spring, Tomball and The Woodlands Areas. We welcome all pets and we have even…
3409 Aldine Mail RdHouston, TX 77039
From Business: Best Pet Care Around.If you live in Houston or the surrounding area in TX, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Joseph Ingram is a licensed veterinarian who treats dogs and cats. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possi…
2501 S Kirkwood RdHouston, TX 77077
I am so impressed with the professionalism from the front desk, staff and Dr. Wiltshire. Everyone was patient and kind. My dog received the most thorough examination I have ever experienced by a vet.Prices were very reasonable and I highly recommend Lakeside Animal Clinic.
15030 West RdHouston, TX 77095
I LOOVE them, I have met everyone there the vet techs and vets treat me and my baby like royalty, they are VERY accomodating, and unlike other places Im not being encouraged to purchase useless things for my pet.\r \r This is the ONLY place I will leave my pet if there is a problem and they need…
2215 S Voss RdHouston, TX 77057
I have witnessed two Euthanasia sessions in the past and thought to myself...how automated and uncaring this is. I was blown away with the way my 12 year friend was treated. And, by his whole staff! I came in crying and holding my pet (Salvador). Then a staff member escorted my wife, me and …
15703 Longenbaugh Dr Ste FHouston, TX 77095
They are the best I have seen. I have been going to this vet for on and off now for 5 years. As we moved around trying to find a vet that did half the job was hard. I was glad to move back in the area. They take the time to allow your pet calm down and they get to know your pet. They all are ver…
4917 S Willow DrHouston, TX 77035
My fiance and I took our fur baby in for the first time and we were both amazed at the general awe of this place. The only negative experience was the snobbish woman at the reception desk when we first came in, she was kind of rude and clearly didn't like the staff members that were coming to ge…
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I have been going to this location for 12 years, back when Dr. Fussell owned it and was horrified when it was sold. I took a chance after my first call with Office Manager, Betty, who was most welcoming and informative. My two small pups were assessed by Zack (no longer there) and Anthony, who was terrific with his nurturing personality. I was in shock when I took my 17 year old Bichon in to be euthanized, and the vet on duty recommended one more round of different meds (That did not feel right to me, but I complied.) Several weeks later it was crucial to be done, and Betty recognized me, took me out of line, and immediately sent me to a treatment room. Both Zack and Anthony handled the preparation-- I am diabetic which they realized and brought me a chair, water and a cold compress. They were sympathetic with their questions and empathy exuded as if Josey was their dog. I cannot imagine there being any more services or procedures offered to me or Josey. At least a year went by until I visited again. Betty new me by name-- I still had my now 13 year old Poodle and a now 7 year old rescued, abused, stray Schnorkie, who still shutters around new people. Somehow Anthony and he became friends. BUT then I met Dr Diana Blessman-- aka Blessing!! Just about the most empathetic Veterinarian I have EVER engaged-- and I have had dogs for AT LEAST 20 YEARS! She is concerned about owner's understanding of diagnosis, treatment and aftercare. Her patience is never-ending-- none of my perhaps mundane questions irritated her. She has become my "forever vet" along with my referrals to the practice. I've had a few more visits and appreciate their relationship building.This is now run effectively and politely, and there is a new tech, Trayell, that also seems quite competent and loves animals. BRAVO-- I am there for good!!
I took my dog to TLC after the clinic I was going to didn't have the staff that day to see him until late in the afternoon. I called TLC and they told me to bring him in immediately. He ended up being a very sick little guy. He had pancreatitis and then developed diabetes requiring daily shots. They worked with me repeatedly giving him the shots and then when he became insulin resistant, euthanasia was the only alternative. They supported me during this time as well as sending me flowers, a card signed by all the staff, and a donation to the College of Veterinary medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M in honor of Riley. This allows for future research to give our animals better care. Three weeks after my loss, a member of the staff contacted me about a couple needing to find a good home for their two year old Yorkie. To make a long story short, I have had this beautiful little guy for over a year, and he has been a God send. I have been blessed with him, new friends who provided me with him, and TLC. I also want to mention their boarding facilities....clean, friendly staff who truly care for your animal, and onsite of the veterinary clinic in the event of any emergency while you are away. If you want a facility who cares about the quality of life of your animal, this is where you will go. They have good hours, caring staff, patient staff, and two of the best veterinarians you could ever ask for. Thank you TLC for being there for me and my precious dogs. Riley lived a short life, but he never doubted the efforts you bestowed upon him. Augie is a lucky guy to have the best services in the area! -Mara Y.
My husband and I have two chow-chows and two cats, and the staff here at TLC Animal Hospital is great with them! We've been coming for a couple years now and have always had positive experiences. We rescued a kitten last year that sadly had some neurological problems and had to be put to sleep. The entire staff was amazing during the entire process: during the diagnosis, care management, and during the kitten's last days. They even sent a beautiful card afterward letting me know they were still thinking of us and our loss, and knew how painful it had been. The staff always call after appointments to follow up, they always take the time to answer all your questions, even if you call at the last minute, I have never had a problem scheduling appointments, refilling medications, etc. Their love of animals shows and my pets LOVE going. They know when they are going to the vet and it isn't a word we have to avoid in our house, they actually get excited when they go! One of our dogs had an aural hematoma this past summer and we were at the vet's office frequently, and even though it was just one dog that needed to be seen, both dogs always ended up going, and the vet never minded. They adore the dogs, feed them treats, have their own cats that wander the place and love on customers looking for treats of their own. If you love pets, and are looking for a truly animal friendly environment, this is the place for you!
I used to love them... I have to say there are two vets, that by my experience, are wonderful here.. Dr. Potter is my #1 star (love her!) and Dr. Zeisloft (she was very professional and wonderful with my dog), I reccommend her as well, hence, the two stars. Unfortunately, I'm fustrated with them for a number of reasons, not related to the vets, but more with their policies that bring the whole quality of this place down.. 1. They are super expensive- never walked out spending less than $300, for regular visits and that's only when she's well.2. They only give you paper prescriptions rather than approve a simple fax when you buy medicine online. Let me tell you, don't ever let them sell you medicine, you'll pay triple!!! So you get stuck mailing the prescription which takes easily 3 extra weeks to get the medicine... Good thing my pup isn't dying!! - Very frustrating and lazy on their part (the receptionist). - This is the deal breaker for me!3. I went to another vet another time and they didn't want to cooperate sending my dogs history information... again, very unprofessional.I guess the big issue is more the receptionist and policies, they are too tough when we as customers are paying for a service... they don't want to ease or be helpful. They used to be great, not anymore. Not going back. You'll get a good vet, and a handfull of bills and complications.
well i like lakeside. but any who i have a 1 year old puppy i have to move i think she is shar pei and lab mix she is as cute and sweet as pie she loves hugs and likes to jump on you. I have had her for a year as far as i know she does not bite. She needs a back yard she is to big for an apartment. my new complex i wil be moving to has a no pet rule. I want to keep her but i cant. she does chew on everything she sees so you have to keep a eye on her as far as i know she is ok with kids but she is 40 to 45 pounds she she will knock them over. i have the out door kennel and indoor crate. she has had shots but i did not take her back for booster and also i think she needs the one that is given so that she can be around other dogs. if interested can contact me and come get her free of charge. i just want her to have a good home where she is loved and can run as much as she likes also if she is kept in yard she is a digger . i am only listing everything about her so you will know what you are getting into. lake side is her vet
I don't know how many stars are in the sky but Dr. Parham, the owner, deserves them all in this rating. He REALLY cares about your animals and your wallet. I have been going there since the day it opened. It is not fancy dancy to keep the prices down but it is a life-saver and my first stop. If a cancer doc is needed or a specialist, Dr. Parham will stabilize your animal until you get get to one the next day. Bring lunch, books, music and after just checking in with the front desk, just steps from parking, give them your cell number and wait with your animal/s in the car to be comfy. Don't let a couple of office people turn you away with their inexperience. Behind those doors is a precious, smart, caring vet who is so worth seeing. Call ahead to see when he himself is in especially if you have a sick or injured animal. If there are office glitches like ordering online, always use the fax. Phone orders don't work --they are too busy. Patience and getting to know them will change your life and help your animals. I mean this with all my heart.
We have been using Braescroft Animal Clinic for a couple of decades; first for our house rabbits and then for a couple of cats that insisted on adopting us. For the last ten years, they have helped us care for our dearly loved rescue sheltie. The facility is always clean and well equipped. The staff is always friendly, helpful, and competent. Dr. Lisa Lowenstein is always aware of new developments, best practices, and treatment standards. She is an excellent diagnostician and a competent surgeon. She is passionate about good nutrition and is a true expert. (My background as a medical librarian as well as an informed pet owner enables me to be an accurate judge of her expertise.) Dr. Lowenstein takes the time to communicate clearly with her clients. Our Miss Mandy Whitepaws enjoys her visits as do we. The convenient Meyerland/Westbury location is also a plus.
New ownership at Copperfield!Looking for common sense treatments? In need of someone who cares as much as you do? Need veterinary care that you can afford? Well, try Copperfield!Dr. Natalie Goldberger is very kind, compassionate, and understanding. She has a passion for every animal that comes to her for care. The pricing is fair. The staff is as helpful and as compassionate towards you and your animals as Dr. Goldberger is. She and her staff will take the time to answer your questions and ensure you have a complete understanding of options, procedures, outcomes, etc., to ensure that you are comfortable entrusting the care of your animals to her and her staff. Dr. Goldberger is also fluent is Spanish!If you have had a bad experience here before, please come back and give the new management and staff the chance to change your mind.
The facility is really nice, clean, bright and cheerful. There are cameras in each room and parents can watch their children from a computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. There are also extracurricular activities (tumbling, dance, music, art, soccer and more) offered so children can get extra enrichment during school hours. They also offer chapel for the kids where faith is introduced to them in such a fun and engaging way. We have had some fantastic teachers in addition to ones who weren't the right fit for us, but no matter what, the school has worked with us to find the perfect fit. Most important: our kids enjoy their time there and truly believe the staff loves them. Can't thank them enough for working with me to give me peace of mind that my kids are happy and thriving.
Just paid my first visit to this clinic with my 3yo Maine Coon with a bladder infection. Not only were Dr. Bill Eikenhorst and his staff incredibly kind and courteous, but Bill was incredibly astute in his diagnosis and cause for what my cat is going through and offered an intricately thorough, well-translated explanation I could understand. Prices were fair (lets face it... doctor visits sans insurance are never cheap), facilities clean, in and out was a breeze, and I wasn't crammed in a waiting room amidst a crowd of people and fussy animals waiting to be seen. This is one of the few clinics in the area I've found that allows walk-ins on Saturday morning (8-11). Will certainly return in the future.
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.